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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 10

A blind man has few friends; a blind man who has recently received his sight as, in a sense, none. He belongs neither to the world of the blind nor to that of the seeing, and no one can share … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 5

On feeling I think the thrill of the Pagan stories and of romance may be due to the fact that they are mere beginnings—the first, faint whisper of the wind from beyond the world—while Christianity is the thing itself: and … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 21

It is not only poems or statues which seem to say, “I am myself alone”. A sunset, a flight of birds past the window, the gesture of an athlete, or the sudden onset of rain – any of these, at … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 1

TO MARGARET DENEKE: On the death of her husband, Paul Benecke, Lewis’s old history tutor and a Fellow at Magdalen College. 3 October 1944 It will give me great pleasure to come to lunch at one o’clock on Oct. 30th. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 22

On time [The demon Screwtape writes:] The humans live in time but our Enemy destines them to eternity. He therefore, I believe, wants them to attend chiefly to two things, to eternity itself, and to that point of time which … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 15

Screwtape strategizes with Wormwood, using Time as a weapon: I had noticed, of course, that the humans were having a lull in their European war—what they naïvely call ‘The War’!—and am not surprised that there is a corresponding lull in … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 13

We have had enough, once and for all, of Hedonism – the gloomy philosophy which says that Pleasure is the only good. But we have hardly yet begun what may be called Hedonics, the science or philosophy of Pleasure. And … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JULY 28

On confession I think our official view of confession can be seen in the form for the Visitation of the Sick where it says “Then shall the sick person be moved (i.e., advised, prompted) to make a . . . … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 13

Now Faith, in the sense in which I am here using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods. For moods will change, whatever view your reason … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JUNE 12

On joy In speaking of this desire for our own far-off country, which we find in ourselves even now, I feel a certain shyness. I am almost committing an indecency. I am trying to rip open the inconsolable secret in … Continue reading

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